This Feminist Take On Drake's 'Hotline Bling' Is Absolutely Flawless


Though Drake's turtleneck-hype and mom-dancing fame are relatively new phenomena, his reputation for releasing butthurt anthems is essentially the cornerstone of his career.

The rapper's latest hit, “Hotline Bling,” is drawing plenty of attention for its video, and now, thanks to one Facebook user, its lyrics.

In the music video, Drake air-humps the night away in a white cube, singing,

Facebook user Javetta Laster flipped the lyrics to a less emotionally-slanted, more direct address to Drizzy's mystery woman.

Drake's version blames his lady love for living her best life, having fun and meeting new people instead of waiting patiently on the couch while he travels the world chasing his dreams.

Laster's take focuses on the shock and confusion Drake feels when he sees the woman he left behind finding happiness on her own, no longer defined by the man who once stood by her side.

Her lyrics read,

The post was already shared over 460 times and counting, with commentators glad to have the slut-shaming song explained as a mere defense mechanism.

Citations: A Woman Gave Drake's "Hotline Bling" a Feminist Makeover and It Is Amazing (Cosmopolitan)